Dr Kabir Dasgupta

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Research Fellow, NZ Work Research Institute

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5583

Email: kabir.dasgupta@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD Economics, Temple University, 2016
  • M.A. Economics, Temple University, 2013
  • MSc. Economics, University of Calcutta, 2008
  • BSc. Economics, University of Calcutta, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • NZ Work Research Institute
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Western Economic Association
  • New Zealand Association of Economists

Research Areas:

  • Applied Econometrics; Health and Labor Economics; Policy Analysis

Current Research Projects:

  • “Evaluating the impact of mothers' self-esteem on early childhood home environment: Evidence from the NLSY”, with Tirthatanmoy Das (under review).
  • “Impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy on children's body weight: New evidence from longitudinal data”, with Keshar Ghimire & Gail Pacheco (submitted).
  •  “Understanding the transient population: Insights from linked administrative data”, with Nan Jiang & Gail Pacheco (submitted).
  • “Evaluating within-year variation in income inequality measures: Evidence from administrative data”, with Alexander Plum, Gail Pacheco, & Melanie Borah.
  • “Analyzing the effects of implementation of Health Care Homes in primary health care”, with Gail Pacheco (commissioned by the Productivity Commission).


Peer reviewed journal

  1. Dasgupta, K. (2018). “Youth response to state cyberbullying laws”, New Zealand Economic Papers, (forthcoming).
  2. Dasgupta, K. & Pacheco, G. (2018). “The impact of child welfare legislation on domestic violence-related homicide rates” Health Economics, 27(5), 908-915.
  3. Dasgupta, K., & Solomon, K. T. (2018). “Family size effects on childhood obesity: Evidence on the quantity-quality trade-off using the NLSY”, Economics & Human Biology, 29, 42-55.
  4. Dasgupta, K. & Pacheco, G. (2018). “Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 18 (1), 1-20.

Peer reviewed report(s)

  1. Jiang, N, Pacheco, G & Dasgupta, K. (2018). “Residential movement within New Zealand: Quantifying and characterising the transient population”, Commissioned by Superu, available at http://www.superu.govt.nz/sites/default/files/Transient%20population%20report%20FINAL.pdf
  2. Dasgupta, K. & Pacheco, G. (2018). “Developing indicators of international student wellbeing: A scoping exercise with the IDI”, Commissioned by the Ministry of Education (Confidential report).
  3. Sin, I., Dasgupta, K, & Pacheco, G. (2018). “Parenthood and labour market outcomes”, Commissioned by the Ministry for Women (forthcoming).


  • Research Travel Grants (three), Department of Economics, Temple University, 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Economics, Temple University, 2016
  • University Academic Fellowship, Temple University, Spring 2016
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Temple University, Summer 2015
  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Travel Award, Temple University, Fall 2015